Teacher misconduct: the prohibition of teachers

Guidance on how professional conduct hearing panels review teacher misconduct.

Applies to England


Teacher misconduct: the prohibition of teachers


This is for:

  • panel members
  • Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) staff
  • employers of teachers (including agencies)
  • teachers
  • panel witnesses
  • members of the public
  • anyone undertaking teaching work

It applies to:

This guidance includes information on:

  • the professional conduct hearing panel’s purpose and procedures
  • the panel’s decision-making criteria
  • the panel’s recommendations
  • interim prohibition orders and prohibition decisions

Pupil referral units provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school.

Non-maintained special schools provide education for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996.

Updates to this page

Published 31 October 2015
Last updated 1 February 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated Guidance

  2. This advice was updated on 31 October 2015.

  3. First published.

  4. This advice document was updated by the Secretary of State on 22 July 2014.

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